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Jeannette is 35 years old and is married with two children aged 7 and 11 years of age. She has a store selling foodstuffs and items such as body lotion, cooking oil, rice, beans and cassava flour. Her business is well organized and she employs two people to help her. She has three years of experience and her business is open from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day.

Jeannette has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase more foodstuffs and items such as body lotion, cooking oil, rice, beans, cassava flour, etc. for sale. With any profits, she will reinvest in her business and pay her children's school fees.

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More information about this loan

This loan helps low-income entrepreneurs in Rwanda grow their businesses and, ultimately, to support their families. These loans typically serve very poor and rural clients and particularly women, who often lack access to the traditional collateral needed for a loan. VFC serves these entrepreneurs through both individual and group loans and provides them with financial education and tools for them to save money for the future. By supporting this loan, you are helping Rwandan entrepreneurs build the means to support their families and improve their lives.

About VisionFund Rwanda

VisionFund Rwanda (VFR), is the microfinance subsidiary of World Vision and is one of the largest microfinance institutions serving rural underprivileged communities in Rwanda, many of which do not have access to formal financial services.

VFR serves people and communities that are economically productive but low-income, especially in very rural areas. This includes small business owners and salary earners who are looking for opportunities to provide better lives for their families and a promising future for their children.

About Rwanda

  • $1,700
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Rwanda Loans Fundraising
  • $18,416,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 593.0
    Rwanda Francs (RWF) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Jeannette to purchase body lotion, cooking oil, rice, beans, cassava flour, etc. to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2011
Jul 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012